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Cold Brew Coffee Craze, Greens With Sesame, On-Call Farmer

Cold brew coffee keeps 'em dancing late into the night at The Bishop. Bok choy and kale with Asian flavors. Farmer Teresa Birtles grows for local chefs.

pouring-coffee

Photo: Joe St.Pierre (Flickr)

Samuel Sveen explains how cold brew coffee is different from simply chilling hot coffee.

I don’t want to tell a chef the second week of June, or the third week of June, ‘I have ten pounds of green beans for you.’ And then the next week I have another ten pounds, and then ‘Oh, sorry I’m out of beans for the next three weeks.’

Farmer Teresa Birtles has had to be meticulous with her planning — starting back in December when she buys seeds — to make sure she gives her chef customers what they need. She tells us how a conversation at the farmers market kicked off one of her most consistent business partnerships.

Kale and bok choy and cooked with Asian flavors, in Chef Daniel Orr’s kitchen.

Harvest Public Media with a story about how renovations to the Panama Canal could affect Midwestern farmers.

And, cold brew coffee for sale on the streets — at 11:00 at night! I stay up past my bedtime peddling caffeine with the young entrepreneur behind Uel Zing.

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Nearly A Century Old, Panama Canal Still Vital To Midwest Economy

panama-canal-ship

A massive expansion of the Panama Canal to meet the demand of the 21st Century is set to open as soon as early 2015.

On-Demand Farming At Heartland Family Farm

teresa birtles with sheep

Farmer Teresa Birtles reads Food & Wine and Gourmet magazines to keep an eye on which "it" ingredients to grow for her local chef customers.

Sesame Roasted Kale

sesame roasted kale

Asian flavors enhance all the kale your garden is producing these days. No kale? Use collards or Swiss chard instead!

Sesame-Scented Baby Bok Choy

sesame-scented baby bok choy

Boy choy may be a pain to clean, but the end result is delicious!

Uel Zing Cold-Brew For Your Late-Night Coffee Needs

samuel sveen on his url zing tricycle

Samuel Sveen of Uel Zing sells only one thing -- cold-brew coffee -- but he's getting creative with how he gets his product to customers.

Annie Corrigan

Annie Corrigan is a producer and announcer for WFIU. In addition to serving as the local voice for NPR's Morning Edition, she produces WFIU's weekly sustainable food program Earth Eats. She earned degrees in oboe performance from Indiana University and Bowling Green State University.

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